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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 3713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles and in nitrocans. Also Nitro Keg on Tap
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: Pale ale and crystal malt, chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggle and Goldings hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence.
Chocolate malt and real dark chocolate are combined with Young’s award winning rich, full flavoured dark beer to craft a satisfyingly indulgent, but never overly sweet experience.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adamsville (87) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Noire, col moyen avec une bonne rétention, carbonatation moyenne et moyennement rapide. Nez : Légère torréfaction au début, chocolat par la suite avec un côté crémeux/avoine (chocolat au lait?). Intensité moyenne inférieure. Goût : Chocolat, amertume, légèrement grains acides, présence d’alcool. Sensation : Effervescence moyenne, finale moyennement amère, corps plutôt mince. Bref : Bien rendue, mais rien de révolutionnaire. Facile, peu complexe, intensité adéquate. Température de service avec un «sweet-spot» tout de même restreint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmojoh (259) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2016
Flaske 0.5L. Sort med beige skum. Lukter kakao. Smaker melkesjokolade lakris. Mild, svak bitterhet. En god stout.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rostetti (126) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with beige head. Aroma and taste have a lot of chocolate, and some cocoa and roasted maltiness. Good beer but kind of disappointing actually. There is just something missing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (808) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
Klares schwarzbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Röstmalze, reichlich Schokolade, etwas Nougat, Karamell, sehr süffig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (868) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Black colour with cream-colored head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate malt and a bit metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (185) - POLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Piwo brunatne lekko metne z bezowa niezbyt obfita piana. W aromacie kawa z mlekiem, mleczna czekolada i lekka palonosc. W smaku dosc slodkie z wysyceniem na srednim poziomie i srednia goryczka. Czuc kawe inka, czekolade deserowa i finisz kwaskowy od kawy. Dosc lekkie i wodniste przez co dobrze pijalne. Niezbyt zlozone, za malo tej czekolady.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Black color. Chocolate, cacao and roasted aromas. Sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, a lot of chocolate really. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekso (21) - POLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Zrobiłem porównanie z shakem z podwójną czekoladą i moim zdaniem to piwo bardziej pachnie kawą niż czekoladą. Co prawda po ogrzaniu czekolada wychodzi bardziej ale nie wiem skąd ta nazwa Double Chocolate. Piwo pachnie kawą, w smaku zaś jest całkiem niezłe bo ma przyjemną paloność i popiołowość. Generalnie jednak jest to raczej zwykły stout niż stout z podwójną czekoladą.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thengling (16) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
500 ml bottle. Black pour with muddy mahogany highlights.Small head persists to bottom of glass leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet molasses, roast grains, with mineral/metallic edge. Taste is more molasses, maybe sorghum. I’m not getting much chocolate. Thin, watery though perhaps in keeping with some English pubs. Too sweet, cloying for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enteogenisk (125) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. Pours with a medium black viscosity, leaving a finger thick beige frothy head. Aroma is cakey with chocolate and vanilla that follows on the palate. A bit watered down but expresses some fine notes that lingers for quite a bit.


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